My grandmother always used to say that if you saw a robin around the time of a big winter storm, that that was the last storm of the season. She called it the “robin storm”. Well, I was driving into work this morning after clearing a foot of snow from on and around my car, and I saw a robin fluttering around in a snow-covered tree. I really wish I’d had my camera.
This might fall into the category with Punxsutawney Phil – although I guess I’d argue there’s a little more science behind the robin theory than the groundhog-seeing-his-shadow theory.
So, this is the Robin Storm! Get ready for Spring. This is also good because I’ll be able to get out and get some exercise and shed my mammalian winter blubber.